Philippines, part 2

Here’s the second half of our Filipino adventures: Day 141, continued: Electricity is overrated? Once I had my pants back, I was a much happier woman. My stress (and anger) levels were reduced enough that I could happily take a nap on the ferry ride back to Cebu with the assistance of my wonderful travel …

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Philippines, part 1

Clearly I'm struggling to stay on the blogging bandwagon (#fail) but here's some more catch-up... Day 131: Doritos for first dinner This day was mostly lost to travel, so there's not much to say, BUT I would like to report that the Manila airport is a tragedy, or at least the domestic terminal is. Our …

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Vietnam – aka rain, rain, go away

The catch-up continues... Day 117: Another day lost to travel, another crap hotel We left Phuket in the mid-afternoon and had a layover in Bangkok on the way to Hanoi, so most of this day was pretty uneventful. We arrived late in the evening and then spent way too much time figuring out the visa …

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Thailand, part 3 – Phuket

I haven’t posted in a long while and I blame it partially on laziness but most recently on the worst internet service ever. That said...can you really complain while on #permanentvacation? Here’s to catching up…eventually. Day 106 – Day 113: Eat, tan, read, sleep, repeat After wrapping up our short time in Cambodia, it was …

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#FijiTime

And now our final #islandlife stop (for now): Fiji. Day 65: Time travel is exhausting We left Tahiti the night of September 21st, at 2:30am--so really, just REALLY early on September 22nd. But after only a 5 hour flight, we landed in Auckland the morning of September 23rd...despite having done it a couple of times …

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Tahiti – paradise part 3

And now onto Tahiti... Day 61: Onto Mama Paradise, continued A short flight from Maupiti and now we were in Tahiti! We picked up our rental car, which poor Ben hated because it was a manual with a 'shitty clutch', and followed our Airbnb hosts to the studio apartment we were staying at. We originally …

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Maupiti – paradise part 2

Continuing our catch up... Day 58: From Paradise to Paradise Jr. Sadly, the day had come to leave Bora Bora. I ate my feelings over breakfast and off we went. Fortunately, we were on our way to another one of French Polynesia's beautiful islands - Maupiti. Most people have never heard of this island given …

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Bora Bora = HEAVEN

This post is really late…sorry! We haven’t had proper internet in weeks (#islandlife) and now we’re on safari in India so it’s even worse, but we’re trying. Here goes! Strangely enough, we left Auckland on September 11th. In theory it should be a day like any other, but it always has a strange, ominous feeling …

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